Shem Oirere

Shem Oirere

Contributing Editor

Shem Oirere is a Kenyan journalist who previously worked for daily newspapers as a general news correspondent, business reporter and sub-editor before turning to full-time freelancing. For the more than 20 years, he has covered various sectors of Africa’s economy including agriculture, food processing, and maritime industries. A graduate of the University of South Africa, he has traveled within and outside Africa covering various industry events that have a bearing on the continent’s economy on behalf of different international consumer and trade publications. He currently lives in Nairobi, Kenya.

Published on
March 10, 2022

A global non-governmental organization is using aquaculture as a tool to support efforts to eradicate poverty in Mali and woo more young people into seafood production, with the ultimate goal of deflating militant groups that have disrupted the West African country’s economic growth.

U.S.-based global NGO World Neighbors said it is supporting the new concept of cooperative fishponds in Mali, as a low-cost but high-impact, community-based

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March 9, 2022

Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi has appointed Lídia de Fátima da Graça Cardoso the country's new sea, inland waters, and fisheries minister, after the previous minister and several other people holding government positions were fired.

Cardoso becomes the third holder of the position since it was created through presidential decree in 2015.

Cardoso, who has been serving as deputy health minister, replaces Augusta Maita,

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March 9, 2022

Egypt is fast-tracking a government-sanctioned plan to expand and improve the protection of several of its inland fisheries, particularly lakes, as part of a fisheries and aquaculture development scheme aiming to increase overall fish production in the country to at least 3 million metric tons (MT) by 2025.

Egyptian General Authority for Fish Resources and Development (GAFRD) chairman Salah Al-Mishly said, in an interview with The African,

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Published on
March 4, 2022

South Africa’s Department of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment has concluded the delayed 2021-2022 Fishing Rights Allocation Process (FRAP) for nine of the 12 commercial fishing sectors that were due for reallocation …

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March 3, 2022

Cape Town, South Africa-based Sea Harvest Group recorded a 5 percent increase in total revenue and a 10 percent increase in operating profit in 2021 …

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March 2, 2022

The European Commission is negotiating with Senegal on a proposal to deploy the European Union border agency, Frontex, in the West African country’s territorial waters to guard against illegal fishing and migrant smuggling.

Non-governmental organizations, including the Environmental Justice Foundation, have warned illegal fishing is ongoing in Senegal, fueled by foreign vessels taking advantage of the region’s high levels of

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February 28, 2022

After months of delaying the issuance of its 2021 financial results, Cape Town, South Africa-based Oceana Group has said it will release the company’s provisional report on 3 March, 2022, and its audited financial statements on 25 March, 2022.

The announcement comes after Oceana Group CEO Imraan Soomra resigned and was replaced by Neville Donovan Brink on 14 February, the same day Oceana CFO Hajra

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February 24, 2022

Dubai, United Arab Emirates-based Ocean Harvest has entered a strategic partnership with two other firms to develop a land-based salmon farm in the U.A.E. with a planned annual output of 2,000 metric tons ... 

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February 22, 2022

Luderitz, Namibia-based seafood company NovaNam, a subsidiary of Nueva Pescanova Group, has commissioned a NAD 36 million (USD 2.4 million, EUR 2.1 million) solar photovoltaic project at its hake-processing factories in Luderitz and Walvis Bay.

The renewable energy project, which will generate 317,000 kilowatts per month, is part of a bigger plan by NovaNam’s parent company, Pontevedra, Spain-based Nueva Pescanova Group, to ensure

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February 21, 2022

Mahé, Seychelles-based Ocean Basket has unveiled a plan to construct a new fish processing plant within the country’s newly designated fish processing zone …

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